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Today's News

  • 2017 Student Athlete of the Year | Haley Dermon

    A career three-sport athlete, Carroll County High School senior Haley Dermon has excelled in cross country, basketball and softball and is a proven leader on all three teams and at the high school. For these reasons and more, she has been named The News-Democrat’s 2017 Female Student-Athlete of the Year. Earl Floyd Ford sponsored the award.

    Haley said she was excited when she heard she had won. “I’ve been nominated every year, so I was kind of hoping I would get it.”

  • Bow Bridge bid accepted

    Despite being over budget, Carrollton City Council approved its lone bid for the Bow Bridge restoration project. Judy C. Harp Inc., of Frankfort’s base bid of $114,555.40 was $14,000 over budget. The company also offered a bid of $20,000 as an alternate to paint the bridge, bringing their total bid to $134,555.40.

  • Anthem now in-network at hospital

    Residents who receive Anthem insurance coverage from several local businesses and industries will soon find their plans accepted as in-network at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    CCMH will be in network beginning June 1, with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kentucky’s Pathway HMO and Pathway PPO plans.

    In making the announcement Monday, CCMH Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays said the hospital has long offered in-network to Anthem’s traditional plans, but is now pleased to be participating in all five plans offered by the insurer.

  • Auditions for singing competition June 3, at Butler

    So you believe you can sing? The time for you to “Shine” is fast approaching as Carrollton native Brandon Stewart brings his newest concept to Kentucky with live auditions June 2-4.

    Shine is a singing competition that aims to inspire artists of all ages and provide them with the foundation they need to succeed. A news release states that Shine owns a music studio and partners with industry professionals to provide a successful launch to any aspiring singer. Celebrities, talent managers, agents and producers will all attend the live show event.

  • Live Your Passion | Ice Cream Vendors - Wyatt and Michelle Self

    Wyatt Self loves ice cream. But not just any ice cream: Baxter’s ice cream. So much so that when he was offered the opportunity to purchase the company from Red and Janie Baxter, without hesitation, he said yes. Without any previous experience in the food service industry or working in a food truck and without talking it over with his wife first, Wyatt said yes to turning his love for ice cream into his family’s new side business.

  • Build a Better World - Summer Reading Program
  • Two good State Resort Parks for early summer largemouth bass fishing

    The months of May and June make for two of the best for catching largemouth bass. The weather is warm, but not too hot, and the largemouth bass feed heavily as warmer water temperatures increase their desire to eat.

    Largemouth bass are one of the most popular sport fish in Kentucky. Two of Kentucky’s excellent state resort parks, Barren River Lake State Resort and Lake Barkley State Resort Park, lie on two of the best largemouth bass lakes in our state.

  • Donation | May 18, 2017
  • Picnic with the Pops

    Carroll County High School band and Carroll County Middle School seventh and eighth grade bands performed a joint concert called “Picnic with the Pops” May 13, in the high school gym. The bands raised money by selling tables in the middle of the gym floor and allowing audience members to enjoy their picnic lunch during the performances. Prizes were awarded to the best-decorated tables. See more pictures at www.mycarrollnews.com.

  • Public Records | May 18, 2017

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

     DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, May 10-11, 2017, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk